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  • Serves: 24 Servings


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Category: Cookies, Holiday

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Butter; (no substitutes)
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 1 ts Vanilla
  • 2 1/4 c AII-purpose flour
  • Miniature semisweet
  • -chocolate pieces
  • Rolled fruit leather; cut
  • -into 3-inch-long thin
  • -strips
  • Decorating Icing


1. BEAT butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30
seconds. Add sugar, vanilla, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; beat till combined.
Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any
remaining flour with a wooden spoon. For each snowman, shape dough into
three balls: one 1-inch ball, one 3/4-inch ball, and one 1/2-inch ball.

2. PLACE balls on an ungreased baking sheet in decreasing sizes with edges
touching. Press together slightly. Insert two chocolate pieces in smallest
ball for eyes, one in middle ball and two in largest ball for buttons. Bake
in a 325 degree oven for 18 to 20 minutes or till done. Carefully remove
and cool on wire racks.

3. FOR HAT, flatten a gumdrop to a thin oval shape (about I-1/2x1 inches).
Roll oval into a cone shape. Pinch ends together. Roll up bottom edge of
cone to form hat brim. Attach to head with Decorator icing. Wrap a fruit
leather strip around each snowman's neck. Pipe brooms and faces with
Decorator Icing.

DECORATING ICING: Stir together I cup sifted powdered sugar and 1
tablespoon milk. Stir in a little additional milk till it reaches piping
consistency. Tint with paste food coloring.

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